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18 ideas for an extra room

18 ideas for an extra room

Arranging your attic: 18 ideas for an extra room © Quadro

Building a lost attic is a smart way to save space in your home. You will be able to create an additional room to install a bedroom, an office, and even a kitchen. Here are 18 successful examples to inspire you.

An extra room in his house, without moving and without embarking on heavy extension or raising work. We dream about it and it is – in some cases – quite possible. How? ‘Or’ What ? By arranging the lost attic or the attic. It will sometimes be necessary to adapt the existing one, to create a staircase, a hopper, a floor if necessary, and above all to insulate the room well. If this work can prove to be expensive, it is nevertheless profitable, especially in tense areas where the price per square meter is high.

And the process is even possible in a building ! If you live on the top floor, you can indeed consider buying the building’s attic from the condominium and fitting it out, thus creating a duplex. Here again, the purchase price is very low compared to the value of the fitted square meter, even if the process requires, it is true, large-scale work.

Bedroom, office … or kitchen?

It remains to decide which room to fit in this new space at the top of the house. The preferred destination for converted attics remains the master suite, when the creation of a bathroom is possible. The room can also be dedicated to children, to make a bedroom or even a playroom.

But it is quite possible to install a bathroom, an office, a kitchen, or any other space necessary for the household. In lack of inspiration? Discover 18 ways to arrange your attic and get the most out of it.

Convert the attic into a playroom for children

Convert the attic into a playroom for children © Leroy Merlin

Why it’s smart: Because they will thus have a space of their own, where they can play, make noise and leave their toys lying around without disturbing them. It is also an opportunity to create a real universe to their liking, with a personalized decoration.

The tip to remember: Remember to secure the descent of the stairs if it leads directly into the room.

Convert the attic into a playroom for children

Convert the attic into a parental suite

Convert the attic into a parental suite © Dulux Valentine

Why it’s smart: Creating a space dedicated to parents when the children grow up is an ideal solution to isolate yourself and find a little privacy.

The tip to remember: Focus on pastel colors to create a bright and soft atmosphere.

Convert the attic into a parental suite

Convert the attic into a bathroom

Convert the attic into a shower room © Delpha

Why it’s smart: Because it is the ideal complement to a parental suite, but creating an additional bathroom in the house is always a good idea, especially when there are many people or when you like to entertain;

The tip to remember: Shower or tub, or both, make the most of the space you have available.

Convert the attic into a bathroom

Convert your attic into a relaxation area

Convert your attic into a relaxation area © Velux

Why it’s smart: Because it is the ideal place to relax. Far from other living rooms, this space enjoys a more serene atmosphere. It also benefits from a beautiful light. Perfect for quiet reading or taking a nap.

The tip to remember: Provide interior blinds to prevent it from getting too hot when the sun is beating down at the height of the day.

Convert your attic into a relaxation area

Convert the attic into a playful bedroom for children

Convert the attic into a playful bedroom for children © Leroy Merlin

Why it’s smart: Because even if the room has a reduced ceiling height, they will not be too inconvenienced. They will also be able to enjoy a larger surface than in a classic bedroom, perfect for storing their toys too.

The tip to remember: A personalized decoration in which they can participate in order to make them forget that their room was an attic, and thus avoid nocturnal anxieties …

Convert the attic into a playful bedroom for children

Convert the attic into a dressing room

A dressing room on the upstairs landing in the attic © Lapeyre

Why it’s smart: Because, when we create a floor in the attic that opens onto a space on the living room, for example, the landing is a waste of space. Creating a dreesing is a clever way to optimize those few square meters and create additional storage.

The tip to remember: Closets of different sizes depending on the available ceiling height.

Convert the attic into a dressing room

Convert the attic into an office for the children

An office for two children in the attic © Castorama

Why it’s smart: Because a low bookcase can be installed in the attic section, and the seated position does not require a high ceiling height over the entire surface of the room.

The tip to remember: The same tablet divided in two to share will take up less space.

Convert the attic into an office for the children

Convert the attic into the kitchen

A bright and clever kitchen under the roofs © Conforama

Why it’s smart: Because you don’t need very high ceilings throughout the room. We place, in the attic area, the sink or low cupboards and a shelf for the meal, and voila.

The tip to remember: Decorate the sloping wall to occupy the space and create relief.

Convert the attic into the kitchen

Convert the attic into a master bedroom

Convert the attic into a master bedroom © Olivier Desforges

Why it’s smart: Because the parents thus benefit from a newfound intimacy, on the top floor of the house.

The tip to remember: The library which rises to the ridge of the house.

Convert the attic into a master bedroom

Convert the attic into an office

Convert the attic into a colorful office © Leroy Merlin

Why it’s smart: Because, even with a small surface area, you get a beautiful bright room, ideal for working from home and storing papers.

The tip to remember: Storage units installed in the attic to optimize space.

Convert the attic into an office

Convert the attic into a bedroom for two children

A bedroom for two children in the attic © Gautier

Why it’s smart: Because placing the beds in the very attic part, on either side of the floor, frees up as much space as possible in the center of the room and thus creates a separation.

The tip to remember: Position an office furniture in the center, to delimit the space of each of the two children.

Convert the attic into a bedroom for two children

Convert the attic into a family TV lounge

Convert the attic into a family TV lounge © Gautier

Why it’s smart: Because by installing an often noisy TV lounge on the top floor, we limit the propagation of noise.

The tip to remember: Wood on the floor, on the ceiling and for the furniture, for a warmer atmosphere.

Convert the attic into a family TV lounge

Convert the attic into a large bedroom with office

Convert the attic into a large bedroom with desk © Schmidt

Why it’s smart: The attic offers an open space, you might as well take the opportunity to create a large bedroom designed like a loft, with a dressing area and an office area.

The tip to remember: Install the bed in the middle of the room, providing a passage all around it for traffic. This makes it possible to make him the star of the play!

Convert the attic into a large bedroom with office

Convert the attic into a play area

Convert the attic into a play area © Saint-Maclou

Why it’s smart: Because this space dedicated to children’s (or adult) games risks being noisy, and it is therefore better to isolate it from the rest of the house.

The tip to remember: The colored blind to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.

Convert the attic into a play area

Convert the attic into a bright living room

Convert the attic into a bright living room © Fakro

Why it’s smart: Because if you open several skylights, the attic will become the brightest floor of the house. You might as well enjoy it during the day, by installing a living room.

The tip to remember: The corner canopy, a vertical window that visually extends the roof window.

Convert the attic into a bright living room

Convert the attic into a relaxation area

Convert the attic into a relaxation area © Dulux Valentine

Why it’s smart: Because the attic sometimes offers a …

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